Most malware software tends to target the banking apps; however, the latest “Alien” malware can offer phishing pages for instant messaging, Cryptocurrency, and social media apps also. Security researchers said that the new strain of malware was capable of stealing passwords and credentials from at least 226 Android applications.
The Trojan has been active from the start of 2020 and was served as a Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) by the underground hacking groups. As per researchers, the malware is not a brand new code but rather a manipulated version of the rival group’s malware named Cerberus. The pre-existing malware was widespread in 2019. Its owner tried to sell it before leaking it free of charge on the Internet.